Being away from your closest people will give you a chance to appreciate them more. Moving somewhere far away because of college will mark the beginning of a new period in your life. The only problem is that you have to leave behind everything you know, including your family, the friends who grew up with you and your boyfriend or girlfriend. You will still see them but if you are too far away, it won't be so often and this could cause some problems between you. You will also have to learn to handle everything on your own like the cleaning and maintaining of your home, the washing of the dishes and many other things.
Tasks like this might seem hard to you at first, especially since you will have the responsibility to clean your room regularly, do the laundry and many other things. There is nothing to worry about, however, because you can turn the tedious long distance relationship into a positive thing with a little help. I will present to you some tips which will help you preserve your relationship with the people you love even when you are miles away.
- Communicate every chance you get – The communication is very important for every relation, whether we talk about your parents or your girlfriend/boyfriend. Keep in mind that this long distance relationship is probably harder on your loved ones because while you experience many new things and make new friends, your relatives stay behind waiting for you. That's why it will be nice to call them every chance you get to let them know that you haven't forgotten them and that you think about them too.
- Share your experiences – It is also important to try and preserve your relationship as much as you can. You can continue to share the things that you experience each day, so that you remain close. Things won't be exactly the same for sure but both you and your family or friends have to make an effort to preserve the relationship you have, in spite of the distance.
- Rely on honesty – College is a place where you will meet a lot of new people and will experience many new things. Therefore, it will be useless to hide things from your family, friends and boyfriend/girlfriend. Of course, you can keep some things to yourself, if you think that they are too personal, but not everything. Honesty plays an important role in your relationship, especially with your boyfriend or girlfriend, so make sure that you keep it that way even when you are away.
- Get home whenever you can – Instead of going home only for the holidays, why not try to do it more often? You can surprise you parents, friends and girlfriend/boyfriend with a visit and this will certainly make all of them very happy. If that's too hard for you, you can plan a vacation together to a place where you've always wanted to go.
The article is provided by BuildingMates Hampstead